Tropical Gardening – Vitamins abound

Tropical Gardening — Vitamins aboundSunday, January 15 2:10 am Lucky we live Hawaii, but we can learn a lot from gardeners on other tropical islands. Right now, we are in the Dominican Republic working with farmers on a project sponsored by the Florida Association for Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and the Americas, or...

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Japan approves genetically modified papayas

Japanese consumers will likely be seeing genetically modified papayas on their grocery shelves beginning in December. The Japanese government’s Consumer Affairs Agency on Thursday approved rainbow papayas for sale in that country. The papayas had previously been approved by Japan’s Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; and Health, Labour and Welfare ministries. The strain was approved...

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Hawaii Papayas Report 08-13-09

Click Here for the PDF and file for the Hawaii Papayas Report. Please visit the website for more information: http://www.nass.usda.gov/hi/ ————————————————————- Contact Information: Mark E. Hudson, Director USDA NASS Hawaii Field Office 1421 South King Street Honolulu, HI 96814-2512 Office: (808) 973-9588 / (800) 804-9514 Fax: (808) 973-2909 ————————————————————- "HAWAII PAPAYAS" reports are available...

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Sustainably Engineered Organic

There is a place for GMO. Check out this article from the “Wired Blog.” It makes a very lucid argument for the necessity of genetically engineered crops in sustainable agriculture.  Sustainably Engineered Organic By Bruce Sterling July 30, 2009   …checklist for truly sustainable agriculture in a global context. It must: Provide abundant safe and...

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